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obama delivered his sports date of the union address in about an hour last night. -- his first state of been in address. he got interrupted more than 70 times by applause. it was the 222nd state of the union by a u.s. president. he spoke about gun laws, new spending on education, increasing the minimum wage, creating new private-sector- public partnerships. there was a response from marco rubio and another from rand paul. we will get your reaction to all of this. 202-585-3882 for all others. reach us on twitter or facebook, or send us an e-mail. let's go through the headlines in the national papers this morning. pierce "usa toda -- here is "usa today" -- and then here is the "washington times" -- and the new york times -- the wall street journal -- the washington post -- we are getting your reaction this morning on the washington journal for the first hour. what did you think of the speech, the proposals, and the republican response as well? later on, a line of lawmakers for their reaction and to take your comments. our first phone call is joe in georgia, republican. caller: thank yo
everybody. during the state of the union address, president obama talked about fixing the nation's infrastructure. things like the 70,000 or so structurally deficient bridges across the country. he emphasized the need to get these projects done with a combination of public and private funds and using american workers. "the new york times" reports today the president is going to talk in detail about those plans in a series of interviews. first part of the plan is called a fix it first strategy which invests $50 million in our highways bridges transit systems and airports the ones in most need of repair. congress would have to approve the money. part two would seek to and freedom to marry. we'll be back with more show on this wednesday. stay with us. we'll see you after the break. you know who is coming on to me now? you know the kind of guys that do reverse mortgage commercials? those types are coming on to me all the time now. (vo) she gets the comedians laughing and the thinkers thinking. >>ok, so there's wiggle room in the ten commandments, that's what you're saying. you
, for every 12, 2013. president obama traveled -- will travel down pennsylvania avenue tonight to the u.s. capitol building to deliver the first state of the union address of his second term at 9:00 eastern. c-span coverage begins at 8:00 tonight. we would like to hear from you this morning. how much reducing state of the union addresses matter? here are the numbers to call -- be it can also find us online. john the conversation -- -- join the conversation. the front page of "politico's website -- we will talk about lobbying later on this morning. first, let's look at the five stings it says to watch the president obama address tonight. , do you think state of the union addresses matter? that's our question for you. on facebook we have a poll where you can weigh in. the washington post says the impact of annual addresses does not intend to be long-lasting. what do you stinkpot? jim in therapy -- what do you think? jim in fairfax station. caller: no, they don't matter. it's an opportunity to look at what is said in a state of the union and move forward a year after it and assess what was
. president obama's plan to tackle to its immigration laws has drawn anger from republicans with marco rubio calling the proposal dead on arrival. the debate is sure to pick up again when congress returns from its presidents' day holiday. president obama took the weekend to play golf at an exclusive resort in florida. we will take a break from the normal daily debates and spend a first 45 minutes getting your take on your favorite president. for all others. you can contact us on twitter or facebook or e-mail us. here's our facebook page this morning with a poll on your favorite president. you can put in your 2 cents on our facebook page. on facebook -- post your comments. give us who you like and why, on our facebook page. also, send us a tweet. here's a gallup poll that was taken in 2011. that was the gallup poll taken in 2011. in 2012, also -- we're getting your take this morning on this president's day. who is your favorite and why? the phone numbers -- all others, 202-585-3882. we will get to your phone calls. but voice of america put out a piece, talking about the u.s. celebrating pres
of radioactive substances. president obama immediately called the test a highly provocative act and north korea went ahead with the test in d y defiance of -- even by china. looking ahead, the test will draw more sanctions against the north from the u.s. and other countries. at the live desk, angie goff, news 4. >>> this nuclear test comes as president obama prepares to call for a reduction in america's nuclear arsenal. we learned that he will talk about that proposal tonight during his state of the union address. the white house says the president is putting the finishing touches on the speech. focus will be primarily on the economy. and the billions of dollars in budget cuts set to happen automatically on march 1st. president obama has urged congress to pass a short term agreement to avoid those potentially devastating cuts. now, you may want to avoid driving near the capitol tonight because of the state of the union. capitol police closing several streets starting at 7:00 including constitution avenue between second street east and louisiana avenue northwest. pennsylvania avenue between fir
leave act with the national >> four years ago resident obama traveled to indiana to sell his economic stimulus plan. we are asking for you to give us your view. welcome to this addition of the washington journal. we want to know from you what is your view of the economic recovery the president talked about four years ago. here are the numbers -- you can also reach out to us via social media. the address is on the screen. for twitter, the address is cspanwj. pan.book.com/c-spas or you can e-mail journal@c- span.org. we begin by talking about the speech that the president made four years ago in elkhart, indiana. it is part of the nbc news elkhart project. we will talk more about that. we want to talk to you about your view of the economic recovery. our first call comes from randy and new hampshire on our line for independence. caller: how are you guys this morning? things are going downhill fast. we are in this huge crisis. the recession is going on and on. we are lucky that we are not in worse shape in a severe depression. the banks keep doing business. things need to change fast. host
and blocked president obama as a president. i feel like a democratic president should be able to put into the cabinet who he wants to put in that position. the simple fact is, he is the president. why should a democratic president allow people like lindsey gramm, john mccain, who ran for president -- the federalist papers speaks directly about the filibuster. hamilton's book about this. when a small minority is able to -- is able to stop the progress of the american people, please put somebody in have of them speak on the filibuster. pull some -- put somebody in and have them speak on the filibuster. host: here are some quotes about the luster -- the filibuster. an independent culpa --call from michigan. caller: there are more important issues. i think this is a slap to our presidency and an insult. host: on twitter -- being park, illinois, chris and the republican line. caller: if you look closely at what republicans are objecting to, it is one or two things. especially because mr. hagel is a republican, he looks alarmed getting attacked on those accounts. if he has an honest disagr
to hear what you think about president obama using executive orders to work around congress. here are the numbers to call. for republicans, 202-585-3881. for democrats, 202-585-3880. for independents, 202-585-3882. you can also find us online. sadness a tweet at twitter.com/c-spanwj -- send us a tweet at twitter.com/c-spanwj. you can also e-mail us at journal@c-span.org. this story is from bloomberg news. host: looking at one of the executive orders that he assigned -- that he signed an tuesday, it relates to cyber security and cyber issues. the president issued an executive order designed to strengthen the cyber security of critical infrastructure last week, which some say could get the ball rolling for a renewed legislative push in congress. it contains some provisions of the bill in the sharing and protection act that failed past. the president is waging an endless campaign. president obama will never again be an election candidate, but for now he has "the look and sound of the man on the campaign trail." he met with a rally style event in decatur, ga.. it was preceded by a sim
wrote to president obama asking for the underlining memos that the administration still has approdeclined to provide to congress. 11 senators signed that. a total of eight democrats and three republicans. democrat ron wyden was leading the charge on a letter. the chairman of the senate judiciary committee patrick leahy was on the letter on the democratic side. on the republican side, a motley crew of senators. you had mike lee of utah, grassley of iowa, susan collins of maine. that sort of indication of where you get concerned about the drone issue on the hill. you see a smattering of liberal democrats concerned in the house and a small handful of libertarian-leaning republicans that have expressed concerns on this issue. host: these underlying memos that the members of congress want, do they have to do with just drone strikes in general, drone strikes that have occurred against other alleged al qaeda operatives? guest: they may not happen to withdraw on strikes in general. they might have to do with drone strikes in specific. one of the issues that came up here is our anwar
and obama thinks he has them on the ropes and republicans cannot seem to get themselves together. >> we just heard dr. paul say it was the president's idea. wasn't it? >> who cares? it's a bad idea on both sides. it's the blame game. it is the president's responsibility far more than anyone else, particularly a second term president who just won reelection. it's his responsibility to rise above this nonsense. he's not doing it. >> ought to show you something. this was a cover during the mid- 1990's and the speaker of the house complained that he had to exit air force one by the rear door, but that's not the point. the public complained and blamed president clinton, but after a while, his numbers went up and gingrich himself has said that the budget standoff with the single most avoidable mistake as speaker. you can never be sure how these things are going to play. >> the gingrich example is certainly instructive. he was the man of the year for "time" and he plummeted to 16% favorable. that is just a little bit south of donald trump. those are really bad numbers. he never fully recovered from
jackson in washington with more on what the >> the obama administration is expected to unveil new initiatives to put a stop to cyber stealing. hallie jackson has more on what we can hear today from our washington bureau. >> today the obama administration will announce it is going after countries which spy on the u.s. by hacking into our online systems. >> it is something we're working on constantly and we will take necessary measures to enhance our cybersecurity. >> the white house wants fines and other sanctions as part of a more aggressive stance on cyberattacks, especially those from china the news comes a couple of days after a firm linked to a chinese military units was accused of stealing secrets. countries spying on other countries online is nothing new, according to cyber security experts. but what is different about the china hack is the focus of u.s. infrastructure. >> that could give them leverage to either launch an attack or just have political leverage in knowing the vulnerabilities of our nation. >> officials in beijing and said they had nothing to do with the cyber
stories throughout this hour. but first. >>> new today, president obama take aim at congressional republicans with just six days until the painful across the board budget cuts take effect, if no deal can be reached to avert the sequester. >> are republicans in congress really willing to let these cuts fall on our kid' schools and mental health care just to protect tax loopholes for corporate jet owners? are they really willing to slash military health care and the border patrol just because they refuse to eliminate tax breaks for big oil companies? are they seriously prepared to inflict more pain on the middle class because they refuse to ask anything more of those at the very top? >> meantime, republicans are defending their record, putting the blame on the president. senator john hobin of north dakota delivered this week's republican address. >> house republicans have already passed two bills to replace the president's sequester. so the question is, why won't he work with us? and the answer quite simply is because he wants higher taxes. >> let's go to the white house and nbc's k
security council is scheduling to meet about that test. >>> president obama will deliver his state of the union address tonight. the economy is expected to be the central focus, the president laying out a plan to boost the middle class and create more jobs. first lady michelle obama will sit with the parents of hediah pendleton. >>> proceedings are under way at the vatican to set up the conclave that will choose the next pope. in a surprise announcement monday, pope benedict xvi announced he was stepping down due to his age. >>> a five-day cruise to the caribbean turn into his quite appear ordeal with passengers getting sick and saying the boat smells, quote, extremely sick. >> a fire on board a carnival cruise ship was stranded with more than 4,000 people on board. >> reporter: the carnival triumph departed galveston, texas on thursday enroute to the caribbean. now, it is headed to alabama after a fire in the ship's engine room knocked out the vessel's propulsion system leaving more than 4 0u theme stuck at sea. >> technical support personnel from carnival are now on the way to th
. >>> in just two days president obama will deliver his first state of the union address as a second term president. he is expected to focus on job creation and the economy. critics say the poor economy could hurt his intentions of reforming the gun control laws, immigration policy, and climate change. >>> former vice president dick cheney is criticizing president obama's choices of cabinet nominations. he said "good folks need to hold the positions of secretary of state, cia director and secretary of defense." he also says the conditions in the middle east and north africa have worsened since mr. obama took office. >>> happening today, the family of penn state football coach joe paterno will release an official response. his wife sue broke her silence to defend her late husband. she says paterno is a moral man who never lied about the scandal. >>> d.c. >>> grammys are tonight. idol winner kelly clarkson is up for four grams and carly ray yep son has two nominations. >>> valentine's day came a few days early for some runners in southeast d.c. they took part in the cupid undie run saturday
, president obama is also signaling he is prepared to go it alone. this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> bret: good evening. i'm bret baier. the white house says it's a backup plan but news of presidential version of immigration reform caught many on capitol hill by surprise. even one of the president's own confy dammits admits it was a mistake -- confydants admits it was a mistake to go public. ed henry has the top story. >> it was only three weeks ago president obama was in las vegas suggesting he hold back on submitting his own immigration plan to give bipartisan talks a chance to succeed. >> if congress is unable to move forward in a timely fashion, i will send up a bill based op my proposal. and insist they vote on it right away. >> that promise to wait until congress goes first is shattered with the republicans furious over a leaked draft over a white house plan on immigration in "usa today." >> leaks don't happen in washington by accident. this raises the question that many of us continue to wonder about. does the president really want a result? or does he want another to beat up republicans
, president obama will go to the capitol to share with congress his vision for the next year. his state of the union address certain to cover gun law reform, immigration, and the status of troops in afghanistan among a number of other items. analysts say republicans will be watching the president as much for what he says as how he says it. steve handelsman on capitol hill now with more on this. >> that's for sure. based on the speech excerpts just released by the white house, i will read a couple of it is clear that the president and his people want the american people to remember that he mostly talked about jobs here tonight. here's a quote. every day we should ask ourselves three questions as amation. the president will say tonight. how do we attract more jobs? how do we equip our people with the skills needed to do those jobs? the obama answer is federal programs targeted at that that he would pay for by additional taxes by closing loopholes on the wealthy. saying to make sure this government works on behalf of the many and not just a few. those are some main topics. but his tone ton
the board? caller: absolutely, i am. as far as obama supporters, this man and this government right now, they're absolutely trying to trap us, control us, manipulate us, and drain us. host: do you blame your local government, which is the one that instituted this? or the federal government? caller: both. host: rob is a democrat in new york. i think red lights ever pretty much become yellow lights now in my experience. the number of red lights that are being blown seems to be an epidemic. it does generate revenue. the city's backs are against wall. they need different types of revenue. observing as a pedestrian and a driver, it's a good idea. host: stanley in long island, new york, independence. -- independent line. caller: good morning. i have sprayed my license plate with that stuff that you cannot read the number of the plate. host: is that legal? caller: i don't know. host: have you ever gotten pulled over from it? caller: it could be fog on the camera. host: but a police officer could read it? caller: sure. host: why don't you want the cameras to see your license plate? are you tryi
of the united states. >> president obama delivered his fifth state of the union address. >> the greatest nation on earth cannot keep continuing biz interest drifting from one manufacturer to the next. >> they deserve a vote. gabby giffords deserved a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote. >> senator marco rubio gave the republican response. >> nothing has frustrated me more than that. >> he was a little tense nervous drinking water through his speech. >> i thought a light was about to fall on him. >> he's thankful for their loving friends. >>> towing the cruise ship to alabama. >> flooding raw sewage. >> all that -- >> the show winner the affenpinscher affenpinscher. >> how about that? stone faced. >> he just pulled off a back flip as the snow is taking him down that mountain. >> -- and all that matters. >> the ceo of apple sat with michelle obama. you can't sit close to your wife surrounded by nurds. >> i literally couldn't move my legs. they had to pick me up and put them into my next outfit. >> now there's a job. >>> welcome to "cbs this morning."
a letter to president obama asking him to withdraw the nomination of chuck hagel, which he is not going to do because there are enough republicans to join democrats do voigt for him. he will be confirmed next week we are one week from the sequester. president obama saying come on. we can't let that happen. once again, boehner and mcconnell refuse to compromise. it looks like 800,000 civilian employees at the pentagon will go on furlough starting one week from today. that and a whole lot more to get into this morning on the "full-court press," which we will do. take your calls at 866-55-press. first, we get the latest today's current news update from lisa ferguson joining us from los angeles. hi, lisa. good morning. >> hey, bill. good morning, everyone. president obama inand vice president biden are attending the democratic governor's association this morning andbam obama willing talking about a variety of national issues about economic and trade issues between the two countries. later, vice president biden will join the two for lunch. biden is also continui
america and president obama. it includes a simulated nuclear explosion. the video posts on you-tube also shows the president and american troops in flames. it says north korea conducted its recent nuclear tests because of what it calls u.s. hostility. the u.s. is currently negotiating for stronger united nations sanctions against north korea for the nuclear tests. >>> president obama is looking for another candidate to lead the u.s. and allied forces in europe. marine corps general john allen was in line to fill that position but decided to retire. last fall the pentagon suspended allen's nomination during an investigation into his e-mails with a florida socialite. he was later cleared of any wrongdoing. the investigation has nothing to do with his decision to retire. instead, he says, his primary concern right now is his wife who is dealing with health issues. >>> 5:18 right now. an education department commission recommending preschool for poor students within ten years. that 52-page report adds a time frame to president barack obama's call to expand preschool education. this commissio
. they will get blamed. the only answer here is to get together and obama thinks he has them on the ropes. republicans cannot seem to get it together. >> we just heard dr. rand paul said the sequestration was the president's idea. wasn't it? >> who cares. it's a bad idea on both sides. and the the president's responsibility. this is typical washington. it is the president's responsibility more than anyone else's, particularly a second term president. it's his responsibility to rise above this. he's not doing it. >> i'm not sure you something. this was the cover of "the new york daily news." the speaker of the house complain that he had to exit air force one by the rear door, but this is not the point. the public complained and blamed president clinton, but after a while the numbers went up. gingrich himself said it was the single most avoidable mistake house speaker. you can never be sure how these are going to play. it's a big gamble. >> he was time magazine's man of the year and he plummeted in popular support where he was at 16% favorable. that is just a little bit south of donald trum
government are responding this morning. >>> also coming up, michelle obama opening up for the first time about why she really got those bangs. why she says the move was more than just about a hairstyle. they were about a mid life crisis. >> all right. all of that to get to and more. >>> let's get to the latest on oscar pistorius, becoming very emotional in court this morning. the double-amputee olympic sprinter charged in the murder of his model girlfriend. bazi kanani is in south africa, with the breaking details for us. bazi? >> reporter: good morning, amy. an emotional scene inside the court just a couple of hours ago, when the judge ruled this will proceed as a premeditated murder case, the most serious of charges. oscar pistorius' family started crying because this means it's much less likely he'll be granted bail. and if he's found guilty, it would mean a life sentence. the 26-year-old double-amputee nicknamed the blade runner, represent, head in hand, as the prosecutor said he shot and killed an innocent, unarmed woman. the state outlined its case against pistorius. they believe h
. >>> only on "cbs this morning," former vice president dick cheney blasts and compliment president obama. >>> who will be the next pope? >>> and a nightmare at sea. thousands trapped in deplorable conditions aboard a stranded cruise liner. >>> we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> this was not at all a surprise. >> the only real question was when. >> north korea defies the world with a third nuclear test. >> the miniaturized nuclear device. >> triggered a mild earthquake and even prompted the u.n. security council to call an emergency meeting for later this morning. >> president obama has joined international condemnation calling it a highly provacative act. >> the manhunt continues for a cop. >> video shows dorner two days before the killing spree buying scuba gear. >> police searched a hotel in mexico last night. no evidence was dorner was found. >> tonight president obama delivers his first state of the union address of his second term. >> i'm very, very concerned about what i see happening, charlie. >> you thin
of young democrats. to hear this man talk was really astounding. i am quite critical of the obama administration in terms of things i have done. in terms of hagel's nomination, i am very impressed. his views on foreign-policy almost seemed to dip -- too far beyond this era. my only feel is that the political parties will bring this ideology down simply because a lot of people are not prepared for it. thank you and have a good day. guest: i think -- i would beg to differ about the too far beyond this era. i had the privilege of working for former secretary of state george schultz. in my estimation, senator hagel's views are consistent with secretary schultz, whom i think is one of the giants of our time. i think they have the same sort of outlook of trying to be pragmatic and take a look at things from multiple dimensions and informed judgments based on the conditions of the time. i think we have had many people of this particular persuasion. we have been fortunate in our country to have many leaders like senator hagel. i share your hope that we continue to have them going forward.
obama in this bizarre youtube video. it shows flames as well as a nuclear blast. it says north korea conducted its recent nuclear test because of what they call u.s. hostility. the u.s. is currently negotiating for stronger united nations sanctions against north korea for its nuclear test earlier this month. >>> right now search crews in kansas city are racing against time severaliarching for a rest employee who is still missing after a blast. crews are searching through the rubble well cadaver dogs. they are looking for the missing woman. a construction crew working in the area hit a gas line last night around the same time the restaurant exploded. the blast and fire injured at least 14 people. two of them are in critical condition. >>> tom joins us now to talk about our weather and we've had a lot of chilly air in the last 24 hours, haven't we? >> is the cold getting old? >> yes, it's getting old. as long as it's not raining too, though. >> at least it's dry, anyway. we'll look at the bright side. last night at sunset, a beautiful rainbow popped up. this was posted at nbcwashington
like a reelected president -- barack obama, bill clinton -- that means continuity rather than change. but as far as speaking itself, i enjoy it. i enjoy the challenge. you are walking into a room full of strangers. you have never met them, they have never laid eyes on you, they may have seen you on television in passing or whatever -- within an hour, they walk out with some sense of you. 45 minutes to make them think, make them laugh. that is the highest praise you can get, is somebody coming up and saying, you made me think and made me laugh. that is high praise for me as a speaker. >> let's lay down the basics for mark shields -- born where? >> massachusetts, may 25, 1930 seven. >> parents did what? >> my dad was a paper salesman, involved in the town, government and politics. my mother had been a schoolteacher but at that time when schoolteachers married they could no longer -- they were stained women or something of the sort, because they no longer could teach in the public schools of massachusetts as a married woman. so she was a mother and homemaker. >> how many brothers and si
for punishing countries accused of cyber spying. the obama administration hasn't said what the new strategy will include but it could be restrictions and penalties. it's coming as company in virginia says china is behind years of siper attacks. stole data from more than 140 companies and organizations. china is denying the allegations. >>> today the pentagon will give us a sense much just how crippling the sequestration might be. will tell congress of the plan to furlough as many as 700,000 civilian empyees. they would be forced to take one day off per week without pay starting in april. that's if congress and the white house failed to -- avoiding billions of dollars in spending cuts taking effect on march 1st. they have until then to reach a deal. stay with news 4 for complete coverage of every twist and turn in the sequestration showdown. we're posting updates at nbcwashington.com to stay up to speed even when you can't watch on air. >>> the suggestion joe biden made during a town hall on gun control that could leave people off guard. plus, what is taking place right now at the scene of a
morning on this tuesday, february 19, 2013. the obama administration is walking back and immigration proposal after senate republicans said would hurt bipartisan efforts in congress. a handful of republican lawmakers in the house have proposed cutting spending $30 billion. should there be armed guards in schools? republicans this is your number -- democrats -- and dependents -- educators -- send us a tweet @cspanwj. or send us an e-mail. we will begin this e-mail with the hill newspaper and the house and house republicans proposing $30 million a year to fund cops in schools' programs. mark meadows and six other house republicans have proposed legislation that it spent $30 million a year on federal grants to help put police officers in schools across the country. according to a recent poll, 53% of americans believe increasing police presence at schools would be very effective in preventing future tragedies. -- we are getting your take on this this morning. armed guards in the schools as part of an overall effort to tighten gun laws. a democratic caller in florida, curtis, go ahead. ca
in the west. >>> these cuts don't have to happen. a warning from president obama earlier this morning about what looming budget cuts will mean for you if no deal is reached. he says it's everything from big flight delays to major layoffs. we're live at the white house. >>> and the first lady gets footloose. michelle obama shows off her lighter side as she busts a move with jimmy fallon. and she's proving she knows how to get a big laugh. today, saturday, february 23, to get a big laugh. today, saturday, february 23, 2013. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on this saturday morning. i'm lester holt. >> i'm erica hill. how about the first lady with the moves there. >> great moves. jimmy fallon -- who did we thought he looked like? >> there was discussion in the studio that jimmy fallon was looking a little tina fey-esque. >> nice to have the first lady in the building for that. >> yes. >> there's a little of the performance. it looks like they had time to rehearse this. >> the evolution of the mom dancing. >> from "pulp fiction." >>> meantime, w
at the university of virginia about president obama's invests in foreign policy. after kerry addresses students and teachers in charlottesville, sits down with the president at the white house this afternoon. >>> still ahead, lance armstrong back in the spotlight today. we are going to tell you why coming up. >> a huge gas explosion rocks an upscale kansas city shopping district. this morning, cadaver dogs are still on the scene. we'll have an update coming up next. >> but first, a check of the markets right now shows the nasdaq at a 12-year high and the dow topping the 14,000 mark. the dow picked up 54 tuesday. the nasdaq added more than 21 points. overseas today, japan's nikkei was up almost 100 points. talk of more corporate mergers is sending asian and european markets higher today.  >>> new this morning out of missouri, fire officials remain on the scene of a gas explosion that sparked a massive fire in a kansas city restaurant last night. ad candidate offer dogs spent hours searching through the rubble. no reported deaths but the blast did injure more than a dozen people. cause
. if they are brought to claim it, they need to claim it quick. on january 13 of this year, president obama signed into law the 2013 intelligence authorization act which requires notification of any disclosure of national intelligence. we have not received any notification of authorized disclosures. have there been any authorized disclosures, to your knowledge? >> since you have not received any notification, there have not been. >> would you consider the information reported about the cameras and playback an authorized disclosure? >> i do not know which piece you're talking about. there has much discussion in the media and in the newspapers about this. i do not know specifically about any classified information. the fact that the administration may be going through a process to institutionalize our processes and procedures in an of itself is not a classified issue. those details that are classified, i do not know of any that came out in some of those reports. >> if there is classified information that is out there, and it was not authorized, was there a crime report filed relative to the play boo
with no intervening action or debate, that no further motion be in order, president obama be immediately notified of the senate's action, and the senate then resume legislative session. the presiding officer: is there objection? without objection, so ordered. under the previous order, the senate stands in recess until the senate finance committeel approved the name of jack lew of treasury secretary. iowa senator chuck grassley voted against the nomination, citing lew's role in citigroup during the bailout. here is what some of what senator grassley had to say. >> finally, mr. lew, i'm concerned about the attitude of this administration, supporters criticize the senate usually anonymously, exercising basic due diligence regarding this nominee. they don't like anyone questioning them and they don't like answering questions. despite their tactics we must continue to perform their senate vital role of advise and consent. what we've seen so far mr. lew is getting ad being paid by taxpayer supported institutions. citigroup received a taxpayer-funded bailout and gave mr. lew a piece of it on his way out
be to blame for the fireball. >>> plus, a warning from president obama about the impact of sequestration. we're back after this.  it's my coffee when i want it. you press a button, you have great dunkin' coffee. i got my coffee for the morning, i got my dunkin' k-cup packs for the rest of the day. only available at dunkin' donuts restaurants. america runs on dunkin' coffee. so i used my citi thankyou card to pick up some accessories. a new belt. some nylons. and what girl wouldn't need new shoes? and with all the points i've been earning, i was able to get us a flight to our favorite climbing spot, even on a holiday weekend. ♪ things are definitely... looking up. [ male announcer ] with no blackout dates, you can use your citi thankyou points to travel whenever you want. visit citi.com/thankyoucards to apply. >>> with just over a week before the automatic is he quester cut, president obama is again urging congress to take action. surrounded by first responders who he says would be hurt by the spending cuts, the president tuesday warned consults will reduce spenting on police, fire
. argumentsing >> there's a shocking new video from north korea. the newly released film portrays president obama and u.s. troops in flames after a nuclear attack. it also says north korea conducts test because of u.s. hostility. shows a blasing fire over footage of the president and ends with a nuclear device exploding under ground. the united nations is under going sanctions following the actual nuclear test earlier this movement >>> china is denying a report by a virginia company that the chinese army is responsible for stealing massive amounts of u.s. government data and trade secrets by hacking into u.s. computers. china also says the report does not show proof but the virginia firm names this building near shanghai that is home to a chinese cyber espionage unit. the chinese hackers are not only getting business information. they are also hacking pentagon contractors. >> when it hit the defense and steal documents, word documents, powerpoint documents, when they hit the private sector blue chip companies that are doing mergers and acquisitions, we see targeted threats against the e-mail. >>
this week. democrats are gathering in annapolis, maryland. live coverage at the house. president obama is in minneapolis today, holding conversations with local law enforcement officials on gun control. we will have his remarks, right here on c-span. >> if you have some hot shot that just got his ph.d. in computer science, he is getting offers from all over the world. they will even stay in limbo for six years or so, staying competitive. >> congress could do a lot and you would not have to be proficient on your iphone or blackberry to understand the applications of what makes it work and what does not. >> it does make it difficult to get investment decisions and expect a return on the investment with no way to predict if the future. >> the role of government in technology and policy from the international consumer electronics show, tonight on "the communicators," on c-span to. >> earlier today, the special note inspector general for afghanistan. on seven key over kyte fills -- goals, the future of -- future of that. >> welcome, it is my pleasure today to be hosting john, the special in
'm tempted to describe president obama's spending and tax ideas as small ball, but they're worse than that. they represent a conscious decision to neglect some of the most pressing issues that confront our country. you might even say it's a dereliction of duty in the battle to save america. last week, the congressional budget office projected that our gross national debt will increase from $16 trillion in 2012 to $26 trillion in 2023. now, that may seem like a long way off, but just since president obama has been president, the national debt's gone up by 55%, just in the last four years. but if you project that forward to 2023 when some of these young men and women who are working here as pages will be looking at entering the work force and looking at their futures, all they will see ahead of them is debt and a reduced standard of living. this is what lies ahead for all of us unless we embrace real spending cuts and unless we deal with the unfunded liabilities of medicare and social security. now, president obama has a secret strategy for getting our debt under control, we'd all love to he
. >> facing a friday deadline of billions of spending cuts known as the sequester, president obama held a conference here in washington. speaking at the white house, the president said congress can avert a sweeping, across-the- board cuts with "just a little compromise." key is joined by vice president joe biden at this event. -- he is joined by vice president joe biden at this event. [applause] >> thank you. thank you. i tell you what, i did not know jack was as good as he is. jack, if you had done that -- jack, if you had done that, i would be introducing you hear. thank you but all, very, very much. you are all much more disciplined than the place that i lived for 36 years up on the hill. you run ahead of schedule. the president is with me. thank you for being here. we have a lot to work done, from fixing a broken immigration system to rebuilding our nation's infrastructure to this new board everyone in america is learning about "sequester." this town, unlike maybe your capitols, is i hope temporarily frozen and not stopped in intense partisanship, the likes of which i have only seen
us on facebook. tuesday, president obama talked about deferring the cuts that were to go into effect next month. wednesday, leading republicans on the armed services committees outline their plans to avoid those automatic defense cuts. this is 30 minutes. >> yesterday, the president gave us a proposal that cuts defense spending once again. it has $500 billion in new taxes and also cuts in domestic spending. it is irresponsible, unacceptable. it leaves their troops and our economy and ready to face the challenges of the future. or the threats of today. when i went to the steering committee to apply for this job, i explained to them the way i saw the jobless to make sure that our troops, those who we sent into harm's way would have everything they needed to carry out their missions and return home safely. everything in the way resources, training, leadership, these things are very important. and i look at what is happening with these cuts that we have seen the last couple of years and it is just irresponsible that the commander in chief, his main job should be the same that i look at a
, and here are the results. the headline, "obama supported on guns, debt." when it comes to the federal deficit, 45% of americans support his approach to the deficit, 38% support republicans. when it comes to guns, it is 45% for president obama, 39% for congressional republicans. for climate change, 47% for the government, 26% for congressional republicans. inside "the washington times," "graham puts drone toll at 4700 kills worldwide." some -- "it was the first time any government official had referred to a death toll in the drone strikes as us officials have refused to discuss publicly details of the campaign against al qaeda terrorists in pakistan, yemen, and elsewhere through but senator lindsey graham, south carolina republican and a staunch supporter of the raids cited a number that exceeded estimates. we have killed 4700, mr. graham was quoted as saying by the easily patch. right below that in "the washington times," "ex-senator admits to siring love child in the 1970's. former senator pete domenici disclosed he fired me -- he fathered a super child with a 24-year-old daughter of
. >>> members from the obama administration and members of congress continue to push for stricter gun laws. vice president joe biden is leading the effort. in a press conference, biden admitted that reducing the number of firearms in the u.s. won't prevent mass killings like the one in newtown, connecticut. but they will help. the president's plan puts a ban on assault weapons, bans high capacity magazines and aum buyers undergo background checks. >>> an emotional day at the state department. this is hillary clinton's last day as secretary of state. she'll say goodbye to state department employees at a public ceremony and john kerry sworn in as her replacement this afternoon. clinton says she knows she's leaving the state department in good hand. >>> prince george's county fire department is launching an internal investigation into the serious beltway crash. a fire engine was rear ended by a tractor-trailer as it made a u-turn on the beltway which is legal for emergency vehicles, but investigators are looking to see if the turn broke the department's guidelines on u-turns. the crash injured seve
, republican leaders spoke of the upcoming budget cuts, known as a sequestration. president obama is in newport news, virginia and talks about the effects of sequestration would have on them middle-class. -- on the middle class. the senate voted to confirm senator chuck hagel as the next defense secretary. the final vote was 58-41 with four republicans joining 52 democrats and two independents in voting aye. next, the 25 minute debate on the senate floor. >> it is now time for us to vote up or down on the nomination for many reasons. the nomination has been before us now inadequate time to get the information which our colleagues have asked for. there is also the looming fact of sequestration. we need to have a secretary of defense who is not only in office, but whose leadership is not in limbo, but is there. our troops need it. their families needed. our country needs it. we have 66,000 military arsenal in harms way in afghanistan. the president of afghanistan has directed the united states to remove its special operations forces from a key afghan province. our military bases key decisions abo
. and this afternoon we are honored to host hillary rodham clinton. during her last 24 hours as president obama's first president obama's first secretary of state and immediately afterwards and told she might be expected to party like it's cartagena all over again. [laughter] we did a research and this is the eighth time that hillary clinton has spoken at the council and her third appearance in and her current incarnation as secretary of state. this afternoon speech is probably the most anticipated one she has given here and indeed it may be the most anticipated farewell address since 1796. [laughter] i suspect though that her views on untangling alliances might be somewhat different than george washington's. much has been made of the mile she has put in as the country's 67 secretary of state. you've seen the using the statistics. she has visited 112 countries and locked -- miles of flight time. more important than that madam secretary is what you have put into these miles and your 10 years coincide with what the most consequential events and decisions of this young century the balancing american for
's alex perez reporting in from chicago. >> reporter: first lady michelle obama consoling loved ones today at the funeral for 15-year-old hadiya pendleton. the emotional service running nearly four hours. >> i wish we could see her beautiful smile again. >> because she will always be with us. >> reporter: and a mother in pain, stood strong. determined to halt gun violence. >> no mother. no father. should ever have to experience this. >> reporter: days before she became a national symbol to end gun violence, the standout student performed at the president's inauguration festivities. but hadiya's bright future came to a sudden end. she was one of more than 40 people murdered in chicago last month, the bloodiest january this city has seen in a decade. in a handwritten note to her family, president obama vowed to work to end this senseless violence. and the president has invited more than 100 victims of gun violence and their families to attend next week's state of the union address. the first lady also met with about 30 of hadiya's classmates and friends. many here now wondering if all of thi
president obama who visited with the democratic members of the united states senate in annapolis and it was the issue we talked about the most. how are we going to deal with our budget deficit? i could talk about how we got here, the policies that led to these deficits but i'm not going to harp than because we have to figure out how we're going to move forward. i will emphasize one point. this deficit was not caused by our federal work force. you are not responsible for their deficit. \[applause] >> we could talk about the policies of going to war and how we pay for it, etc. but we have these large deficits and we need to deal wit. let me bring you up to date because the last time i was here was a little over a year ago and we were talking about the budget control act and how we had to deal with this deficit and how we were going to bring down discretionary domestic spending and how we were going to deal with longer term solution that is required to us deal with revenues and mandatory spending and i ask your understanding as we pass the budget control act. and at the we were anal
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